So, baby is now safe at home, and now you're hit with the reality of the responsibility that comes with caring for a tiny human. Talk about a lot of joy and terror. But don't worry! New parents today have so many options for understanding each stage of development, and thanks to the internet, there is no lack of information. From infancy to the terrible twos, from tween drama to teen angst, there's a wealth of knowledge to help you along on this crazy and amazing journey.
While the following resources are by no means comprehensive, consider them a mini-tour guide to help you stay steady on the course.
Bringing Home Baby: 109 Things We Wish We'd Known
Common Baby Sleep Problems: 10 Reasons Baby’s Not Sleeping (and How to Cope)
Baby Activities: What to Do at Home with a Newborn
The Newly Independent
Best Ways to Help Children Fall Asleep at Nap Time
How To Deal with a Toddler’s Public Meltdown
6 Reasons Why Preschool Is Good for Your Child
7 Educational and Entertaining Activities for Young Kids
The Ready-for-School Crew
Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Kindergarten
20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy
Tips for Homeschooling Math
How to Help Your Child Make Friends
The Tweens and Teens
Tips for Parenting Your Kid During Puberty
Defining the Tween Years for Parents
A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
50 Everyday Ways to Love Your Teen
The parenthood struggle is real. It’s true that each stage comes with its own version of parental hazing, but the magic and wonder of watching your child develop will eclipse all those sleepless nights, tantrums and arguments. Once you have your baby home, 18 will seem like it’s light-years away, but kids really do grow up fast. Enjoy every crazy minute.